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Domus Romana

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Domus Romana a Roman townhouse was built 1st century BC and is thought to have been in use up until... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Adelaide, Australia
Beautiful Roman mosaic floor

Relatively little remains of the villa, but the mosaic floor of the peristyle is beautiful and the... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
David A
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OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at 16.30Hrs). The mosaic pavements in the Domvs Romana at Rabat rank among the finest and oldest mosaic compositions from the western Mediterranean, alongside those of Pompeii and Sicily...more
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Museum Esplanade, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 05, Malta
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to many major Roman remnants, to best mosaic museums (Bardo Museum in Tunisia, Zeugma and Antakya Archeology Museum in Turkey) and therefore, this museum was total disappointment and waste of money for us when compared with those sites. It's just on the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Domus Romana a Roman townhouse was built 1st century BC and is thought to have been in use up until 2nd century AD. An Islamic cemetery was established over the townhouse which was accidentally discovered in 1881. Shortly after the find, a building was constructed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not terribly exciting, but given it is the only Roman ruins in Malta worth a visit on the way out Medina which is spectacular. But if you are into Roman ruins Tunisia is the place to go.

1  Thank Gustaaf W
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

The artefacts in the museum are beautiful but there are just not so many. It is a very small museum with very basic historical information. The mosaic though is very nice!

1  Thank An B
Reviewed July 10, 2018

When building a road they came across an ancient roman house. Very well preserved, it is comparable with what you see in Effes or Pompeii.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Relatively little remains of the villa, but the mosaic floor of the peristyle is beautiful and the exhibition is very informative. Certainly worth a visit if you are in Rabat/Mdina

Thank David A
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Our guide pointed out these ruins we were leaving Mdina. It is the site of a Roman aristocrat's villa dating to the first century BC and which was later overbuilt by a Muslim cemetery. It was discovered in 1881. I thought that she was very...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This small museum is built right on the site of some Rinan ruins. Included in the Heritage Pass, Unfortunately, many of the ruins were not well preserved or documented when first discovered in the 1800’s. Some lovely mosaics in the back section. Interesting information given...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

A small museum dedicated to a collection of Roman artefacts found here plus some fine mosaics. This is the site of a Roman villa.

Thank Ivor M
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Worth seeing!! You have to feel so young here when you realise, how old these things are! :D Better to buy convenient ticket for Domus, Catacombs and Museum (+train if you want). But you have to "hurry" if you want to manage everything on time!

Thank HelbiMi
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